Cedarville senior, Makayla Pearcy, and the Lady Pirates have been effortlessly blowing through their opponents this season like it was going out of style. Pearcy, who holds down the guard position, has been averaging 7.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. She also leads with 22 steals, is shooting 44.2% from the three-point range, and is second on the team with 23 deflections. Makayla has been dominating basketball for the last 10 years and after high school plans to attend Arkansas Tech and major in Psychology.
“I have always loved basketball with a passion so as soon as I was able to play I did just that,” explained Pearcy. The Lady Pirates are sitting with a 9-2 season record and showing zero plans of slowing down. “We have put so much time into the gym this year that it has not only helped my shooting but my defensive skills as well. My favorite game so far this season has been the Ozark game because they were a great competitor and we had a great night against them!” Cedarville earned the win 57-51 against the Lady Hillbillies.
Coach Andrew Tencleve added, “Makayla has been our most efficient and consistent player. She is so unselfish and her willingness on offense to always make the team first played a major factor in our good start to the year. She is our best overall defender and her toughness and ability to guard any spot on the floor is key for us!”
Pearcy concluded “I am looking forward to the Charleston game on January 26 because the last time we beat the Lady Tigers was in junior high and this year we are more than ready to compete. The best thing about being a Lady Pirate would be our team bond. We are all so close and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.” The Cedarville Sr Lady Pirates will be hitting the court Tuesday, January 12 to host the Paris Lady Eagles.
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